News - 24 Febbraio Chronicles From Northern Italy, in the Middle of the Coronavirus Psychosis I was born in Milan, raised in a small city in the area of Monza, and on the day of the Coronavirus outbreak in Italy, I was about to spend an (almost) carefree weekend in Trentino Alto-Adige, a region till then "immune" from the epidemic. I got on the train aware that the first two cases of COVID-19 had been recorded about 60 km away from my hometown. Just a few hours later, the number of infected people had passed the dozen. In the evening, the news reported that two trains were blocked in the stations of Milan and Lecce for suspicious cases (which later turned out to be false alarms). The next morning, the headlines were all devoted to the first two confirmed victims: A 76-year-old woman residing in Lombardy and a 78-year-old originally from Vo 'Euganeo (Padua). On Sunday evening, the victims became three, on Monday morning that figure turned into four.